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Old 08-31-2013, 15:44   #41
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It is an Accu-Chek Compact Plus. It uses drums of the strips and automatically advances the strip when you turn it on. Website: accu-chek.com
Only two problems with it: 1. Unless you manually count, you don't know when it is on the last strip. 2. It doesn't download to a computer. But...you can't have everything in a small, less than 2 oz. meter. I guess.

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It is an Accu-Chek Compact Plus. It uses drums of the strips and automatically advances the strip when you turn it on. Website: accu-chek.com
Only two problems with it: 1. Unless you manually count, you don't know when it is on the last strip. 2. It doesn't download to a computer. But...you can't have everything in a small, less than 2 oz. meter. I guess.
I just looked and the manual says you can download your data. You just need the accu check software and IR cable. Check here for more info:

https://www.accu-chek.com/us/data-ma...-software.html

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Thank you David. Cost is high and my computer isn't exactly compatible. But, it is something for the future.

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I am just trying to look at one thing at a time which since I just got my first A1c results back since I increased the met dose I am interested in other peoples experience with increasing metformin.
My doc started me on the max Met dose allowable, since my options to control my diabetes were limited. I was/am not overweight (though have fluctuated some over the years, at times carrying as much as 15-20 lbs. over what is considered a healthy weight for my height/age), was exercising regularly (and still do - run an average of 45 miles a week and strength train 2-3 x's a week) so Met was the best first option. The factor(s) that caused me to develop diabetes are most likely: 1) my previous diet was not as good as I would have liked to believe, and 2) unlucky in the game of genetics. I would bet more heavily on #2 as the primary factor for me. For you? Hard to say, but probably some combination of those two contributors along with possibly extra weight??? We're all different so the contributors will be different for each of us.

Once diagnosed I modified my diet somewhat at first but guess what - it didn't do the trick because as others have pointed out, Met won't do the whole job, just help control it somewhat. IF you want to gain better blood glucose control you WILL need to address the primary cause of high blood sugar - Carbs. I know you are sick of hearing it, but guess what? You'll be more sick of going blind, or having a foot cut off due to neuropathy. Not trying to beat a dead horse here, just trying to provide honest, straightforward info and advice. Take it for what it's worth - someone else's experience, research, and knowledge.

I wish you all the best in managing this disease and hope for you a long, healthy, happy future. :-)

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